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Under D.C., a new tunnel almost no one will see

Feb 24, 2015
The tunnel will prevent sewage from mixing with water flowing into nearby rivers.
A groundskeeper waters flowers.

Why water should cost a lot more

Feb 24, 2015
When it comes to water, U.S. businesses have champagne tastes for beer prices.
The Baker Hughes rigs count, once considered an important indicator of the health of the energy and drilling industries, may no longer be relevant.

This oil rig count may no longer be relevant

Feb 20, 2015
The Baker Hughes Rig Count gets much attention. Does it still reflect oil production?
Posted In: drilling, Health, energy, big oil

Central Valley farms come at a cost for dry California

Feb 18, 2015
Agriculture uses 80 percent of the water in California
Posted In: water, drought, Agriculture, california
Toledo Tap Water Ban

Calculate how much water you use

Feb 13, 2015
The average family of five uses 500 gallons of water a day. How much do you use?
Posted In: water, footprint
Flooding in the low-lying Miami area, like that shown here from 2007, will get worse as sea-levels rise, putting much of the areas property values at risk.

The market doesn't charge for Florida's climate risk

Feb 13, 2015
Not yet, anyway. It's not built to recognize risks more than a few years away.
Posted In: Miami, Florida, water, climate change, rising seas, property values, bond market
The Atibainha River dam is part of the Sao Paulo's Cantareira system of dams, which supplies water to 45% of the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo and its 20 million people.

Brazil is facing its worst drought in a century

Feb 12, 2015
Schoolkids are told not to brush their teeth, and rationing may be on the horizon.
Posted In: brazil, drought, groundwater
General Motors CEO Mary Barra reveals the new Chevrolet Bolt conceptat the 2015 North American International Auto Show Jan. 12, 2015 in Detroit.

Banking on the electric-car battery boom

Feb 10, 2015
In his new book, Steve LeVine details what sparks battery innovation.
Posted In: energy, batteries, electric cars
Geologist Harold Wanless stands in front of a salinity-control barrier near the Miami airport. Many such structures, which release floodwater without letting in saltwater, will cease to function in a few decades.

Rising seas threaten South Florida's drinking water

Feb 10, 2015
Even with 60 inches of rain a year, Miami may not have enough to drink.
Posted In: rising sea level, Miami, real estate

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